Bahamas Again

April 24, 2019 — After a week of waiting in Key West for a replacement anchor chain to come from North Palm Beach, we finally were ready to head to Bimini, our port of entry into the Bahamas.  

For our second foray into the Bahamas we visited Great Stirrup Cay, where we anchored between two private islands owned by Carnival Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Lines waiting on weather, Nassau, which everyone advised us to avoid but we enjoyed the local street food and wandering into Atlantis, and the Exuma Islands, where we ran into the Mermaid Monster, a Nordhavn 55 with a young CA couple, Brooke and Braden, their two little ones Rooney and Penn and their two dogs.  After weathering together a night squall on anchor (see Mermaid Monster You Tube Episode #27) at Warderick Wells we became fast cruising buddies. 

On our exit from the Bahamas we stopped in Harbour Island to revisit our old haunts, and Man-O-War Cay in the Abacos where we had a delightful dinner with a couple from Montreal, James and Wendy, at their beautiful sea-to-sea property.  (James and Wendy’s property was destroyed with the passage of Hurricane Dorian in late 2019 – luckily despite the total destruction no one was hurt)

Emmanou in Bimini Marina
Pretenders to the Atlantis throne in Nassau
Parks Service coming to collect anchorage fee
Tender through the mangroves in Shroud Cay
Boo Boo hill
Seaplane shuttle
The Palmers: Mermaid Monster crew
Mermaid Monster and Park Warden
Staniel Cay
Swimming Pigs in Staniel Cay
Harbour Island
Beach barber shop where Thach got his annual cornrows
Sunset in Harbour Island
Dinner at Malina’s with her Harbour Island posse
Old Harbour Island Haunt
Turtle Rooney
Penn, my tie dye Croc bro
Dinner at James and Wendy’s in Man-O-War Cay
Leaving the Sea of Abacos
Remnants of James and Wendy’s Sea-to-Sea property in Man-O-War Cay after the passage of Hurricane Dorian. The blue wall is half of what was a beautiful beachfront home.